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Snímka obrazovky 2015-06-23 o 12.08.40 PM NewsHeart for Vaclav Havel, Chicago City Hall June 23, 2015 Amb. Michael Zantovsky, the upcoming Director of the Vaclav Havel Library, who will also be joining the VHLF Board of Directors, was one of the dignitaries who unveiled the Heart for Vaclav Havel at Chicago City Hall on June 15, 2015. The dedication was part of Prague Days 2015 in …
Snímka obrazovky 2015-06-17 o 2.57.52 PM EventsHavel was a hero who didn’t disappoint, says Art for Amnesty’s Bill Shipsey June 16, 2015 Source: Český rozhlas / By Ian Willoughby / This Thursday a bust of Václav Havel will be unveiled at Ireland’s Dáil (Parliament), making him the first non-Irishman to be recognised in this way. The man behind the move is barrister Bill Shipsey. The founder of Art for Amnesty, he also …
Snímka obrazovky 2015-06-13 o 9.33.10 AM EventsA wax Heart for Vaclav Havel will be unveiled in Chicago City Hall June 13, 2015 A wax Heart for Vaclav Havel by two Czech sculptors Roman Svejda and Lukas Gavlovsky will be unveiled in Chicago City Hall. The ceremony is a part of Prague Days in Chicago 2015. The sculpture was made of the wax that remained from the candles people lit in the streets when …
Česká televize EventsVaclav Havel: Living in Freedom / Zivot podle Havla May 22, 2015 Documentary by Andrea Sedlackova will be shown at the inaugural Greenwich International Film Festival on Thursday, June 4th at 5 pm and Friday, June 5th at 11 am. For complimentary tickets, please rsvp at: stapletonoffice@gmail.com or call 203.622.1382 and ask for Deidre or Marek if you prefer speaking in Czech. Compelling. Provocative. Thrilling. Empowering. These …
Event by Amnesty International, Mexico City, May 2015 NewsVaclav Havel Bust Unveiled in Mexico City May 17, 2015 The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation partnered with Art for Amnesty, Amnesty International’s global artist engagement program, on the week of events celebrating freedom and human rights in Mexico City. The bust of Vaclav Havel by Czech sculptor Marie Seborova was dedicated at the Centrum Cultural Tlatelolco in Mexico City on …
ABOUT-SMALL NewsWelcome at vhlf.org May 16, 2015 What does it mean to be a global citizen? Who stands up for human rights? Is morality futile in today’s world? How does theater inform politics? Welcome at vhlf.org to learn about the legacy and works of Vaclav Havel (1936-2011) president, dissident, and playwright whose name became synonymous with the …
Snímka obrazovky 2015-04-24 o 12.10.47 PM NewsFirst winner of the VHLF Award to Czech Theater Student April 12, 2015 We proudly announce the first winner of the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Award to Czech theater student – Petr Erbes jr. Petr won the contest for best mini-drama on the theme of “Ferdinand Vanek Today”. The Award is organized in collaboration with DAMU, the Tisch School of the Arts, and …
Robert Rehak Events25 Years since Havel’s Speech to the Congress March 18, 2015 On March 18, Speaker John Boehner and House leaders gathered at the Freedom Foyer to lay a wreath at the base of Vaclav Havel’s bust to commemorate 25 years since his legendary address to the joint session of Congress. Vaclav Havel Library Foundation representatives – Joseph Balaz, Elliot Berke and …
Vaclav Havel Events25 Years since Havel’s speech to a joint session of the United States Congress February 26, 2015 On February 21 we marked 25 years since Vaclav Havel’s memorable speech to a joint session of the United States Congress. It received seventeen standing ovations. Havel was the first President of the former communist block to visit the United States after the fall of the Berlin wall. This visit …
hand NewsIn honor of the victims of terrorist attacks at Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket in Paris last week, we bring a piece of Vaclav Havel’s essay: Words on Words February 26, 2015 Vaclav Havel: Words on Words Vaclav Havel received the Peace Prize of the German Booksellers Association on October 15, 1989. He wrote the following as his acceptance speech. … Is the human word truly powerful enough to change the world and influence history? And even if there were epochs when …
Letter From a Venezuelan Jail NewsLetter From a Venezuelan Jail February 16, 2015 By Leopoldo López Los Teques, Venezuela – My country, Venezuela, is on the verge of social and economic collapse. This slow-motion disaster, nearly 15 years in the making, was not initiated by falling oil prices or by mounting debts. It was set in motion by the authoritarian government’s hostility toward …
Ondrej Nemec EventsCelebration of Freedom, 25 Years of Democracy – A Salute to Vaclav Havel November 18, 2014 The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation participated in the Celebration of Freedom, 25 Years of Democracy – A Salute to Vaclav Havel,a week-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and President Havel’s victory over the totalitarian regime.  The series of celebratory events started at the Bohemian National Hall …
Ondrej Nemec EventsVaclav Havel Bust Dedication at U.S. Capitol November 18, 2014 A bust of Václav Havel, the first president of the Czech Republic, was dedicated at a U.S. Capitol ceremony on Wednesday, November 19. The official speeches were delivered by John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader, and Congressman Ed Royce. The Czech Republic was represented by Jan …
unveiling_01-copy EventsVáclav Havel Bust Will Be Dedicated on November 19, 2014 November 17, 2014 A bust of Václav Havel, the first president of the Czech Republic, will be dedicated at a U.S. Capitol ceremony on Wednesday, November 19. After the dedication in National Statuary Hall, the bust will be added to the Capitol’s Freedom Foyer, joining Winston Churchill, Lajos Kossuth, Abraham Lincoln, and George …
Biography of Vaclav Havel by Michael Zantovsky EventsLaunch of the definitive biography of Vaclav Havel by Michael Zantovsky November 11, 2014 GROVE ATLANTIC in collaboration with the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation and Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association present Michael Žantovský on Václav Havel In conversation with David Remnick Bohemian National Hall 321 East 73rd Street New York, NY 10021 November 11, 2014, 7:00 p.m. David Remnick, The New Yorker editor, journalist …